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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 8th Jan 18, 3:59 AM
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    SPAM SPAM Monday Sept 8th
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:59 AM
    SPAM SPAM Monday Sept 8th 8th Jan 18 at 3:59 AM
    The torrent of Spam continues overnight.

    If I was a spy on the wall at MSE TOWERS weekly management meeting this morning would the very bad impression given to new users by the amount of Spam be even discussed? Or would management continue to put its head in the sand ?
    Last edited by Robin9; 08-01-2018 at 7:42 AM. Reason: Should read 8th January
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    • Tommelise
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    • By redfox 8th Jan 18, 6:32 AM
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    • By redfox 8th Jan 18, 6:34 AM
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    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, Shop but don't drop, Loans and Cutting Tax boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Pease remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this) Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

    • ciderboy2009
    • By ciderboy2009 8th Jan 18, 10:21 AM
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    please click the button on any posts you see by the spammers on the boards.

    Thank you
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 8th Jan 18, 10:35 AM
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    Forum team are aware and are looking at methods to deal with it

    They are robotic Spammer's "bots" that are doing this , may be as simple as changing something to break their script
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    • ciderboy2009
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 8th Jan 18, 5:42 PM
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    Forum team are aware and are looking at methods to deal with it

    They are robotic Spammer's "bots" that are doing this , may be as simple as changing something to break their script
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    I'd much rather see the UN courts break the spammers' wills so they can't write anything ever again.
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

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    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 8th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
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    Forum team are aware and are looking at methods to deal with it

    They are robotic Spammer's "bots" that are doing this , may be as simple as changing something to break their script
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    I obviously spent quite a bit of time on Saturday reporting the spammers.

    I'm no expert, but from watching accounts closely (before they spammed ), I'm not sure they were all bots ... but I agree some were.

    I noticed some accounts that were used for spamming first went to their Control Panel - not sure why a bot would bother doing that.

    Other accounts were used to search the forums, and some were used to look at a thread (not a spam one) ... but then spam was posted elsewhere.
    (Perhaps these may be bot task related, especially as the spammers were then progressing to posting within existing threads, rather than starting new threads, but I'm not sure)
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